March of Dimes Fundraiser

Last week was the Fort Wayne March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. My husband was the chairman for the event this year and I was so nervous for him! However, there was no need to be nervous. It was a huge success! The location was perfect and decorated beautifully, the food delicious, the silent auction packages the best I've ever seen (I've been to a few of these now), the auctioneer hilarious and so much more.The highlight of the entire thing for me was getting to have some of my family members there with me while James was off running around being a good host. Another highlight was Tanya Hand, the director of the March of Dimes Indiana Chapter and her husband Jon, the former Indianapolis Colts player sitting at our table. Both were incredibly wonderful people and Jon so patient with making the trip to all 11 of these events in Indiana with Tanya. That must get a bit tiresome. However, he was gracious and pleasant about it. I told him it was good for his wife to have him as arm candy for these things ;o)Speaking of the silent auction packages, I offered two. The first was a bracelet and earrings set. I chose purple because that is the color for the March of Dimes (notice the one bead with murrini applied? LOVE that stuff! It's Lady Slipper by Lori and Kim if you want some for yourself). I got two more orders for these after the silent auction closed and they lost. My step mom bid on these a couple times and I don't think anyone wanted to bid against her. LOL!
The second auction package I donated was this necklace designed specifically for the event. I am offering this same necklace on a made to order basis with a $5 donation going to the March of Dimes for every one of these necklaces I sell. I am also offering free worldwide shipping.
After making the original, I decided I wanted to also offer a simpler version for those that don't want the extra beads or just prefer a more sleek, modern look. So I am offering a hammered and a non hammered variation in my etsy shop. These are also on a made to order basis, $5 donation to the March of Dimes, and free shipping. These would make excellent Christmas gifts too! I will even throw in free gift wrapping. Your shopping and wrapping would be finished in a couple quick clicks and you would be helping the March of Dimes.



Wow! Gorgeous items for the silent auction!

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